West Fork Campground

Area Status: Open

Visitors to this 5-site developed campground marvel over the picturesque bird’s eye view of the world renowned Chattooga River. Situated along the west fork of the river, this area offers isolation and adventure all in one. Visitors often comment they feel as though they’ve been swept back in time and are looking out onto the great frontier of the past when enjoying the area’s treasured scenic views. Come explore and enjoy such adventures as camping, fishing, hiking and canoeing!

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year-round
Operational Hours: 24 hours a day, quite hours 10pm-6 am
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees: Camping: $10/night/site, Golden Age/Access or Interagency Senior/Access Pass would be $5/night/site, must write the pass number on the fee envelope for that discount.
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license and trout stamp required for fishing
Open Season: Open year-round
Restrictions: The maximum stay is 14 day.  Pick out your site and pay the fee within 30 minutes after arrival. Quiet hours from 10pm-6am. No generators to be operating during quiet hours. No UTV's, ATV's, or Golf Carts to be unloaded or used in or around the campground or the Overflow Creek Road. After the camper(s) has accumulated 14 days within any 30-day time period, the camper(s) must leave that area/campground and move from Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest land for 30 days before returning for another stay.
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 18 miles, or 30 minutes, to Clayton, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: None
Restroom: Chemical Vault
Passes: The Interagency Senior and Access Passes and the Golden Age and Access Passports are accepted.  These passes entitle the pass holder to a 50% discount on camping fees.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Please contact the Chattooga River Ranger District office at 706-754-6221  The onloading or offloading of any Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) to include ATV, UTV, or Golf Carts is not allowed. Quiet Hours are from 10:00 pm to 06:00 am. Checkout time is no later than 1:00 pm and check-in time is 2:00 pm.

General Information


Physical Address: 919 Overflow Creek Rd., Clayton, GA

From the intersection of US Highway 441 and Rickman Drive (County Road 219) in Clayton, GA, head east on Rickman Dr. for 0.5 mi.

Turn right onto Warwoman Rd. and go 13.2 miles.

Turn left onto Overflow Creek Rd. (Forest Service Road 86) and go 1.0 mile to the West Fork Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

This rustic area along the west fork of the Chattooga River offers only  walk-in camp sites.

  • 5 walk-in camping sites
  • Graveled parking area
  • Restroom facility
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc).

River and Stream Fishing

West Fork of the Chattooga River offers anglers the chance to catch rainbow or the occasional brown trout.

Click here for GA DNR fishing regulations and information!

Day Hiking

Hiking opportunities within a 30 minute drive:

  • Three Forks Trail (trail length 1.2 miles)


Vistors often enjoy swimming, wading or tubing the West Fork of the Chattooga.